Baauer Is Being Sued Over Harlem Shake Samples [Sugar Binge]
Baauer is being sued for sampling the vocals on the now famous track, “Harlem Shake.” Hector Delgado who sings, the ’con los terroristas’ part is not too pleased with Baauer using his track without permission or compensation. Hector says, “It’s almost like they came on my land and built a house.” Frankly, he has every right to be upset. It’s no different than inventing something and having another person take all the credit and money for it.
Networks are making an effort to hire more actors of color. Fox is paving the way by casting nine non-white characters in major roles in several new pilots.
“‘It’s becoming less about filling a quota and more about why this person is amazing for the part,’ Fox senior vp casting Tess Sanchez tells The Hollywood Reported. The network has boosted diversity thanks in part to hosting ‘opportunity’ forums, where showrunners, casting directors, agents and organizations like the NAACP have gathered. ‘It used to be that as long as there was one diverse member in the ensemble, that was enough,” says Sanchez. “But in the Andy Samberg comedy, there are two African-Americans, two Latina actresses and one white guy. That makes me happy.”
Other networks are also taking steps in the right direction to address the fact that an overwhelming number of Americans are not white or heterosexual and it’s not just common sense culturally but business-wise to include different kinds of people.
Azealia Banks, your best friend who always gets you into trouble, is now attacking Rita Ora on Twitter – for whatever reason.
This lady tried to sell her children on Facebook for $4,000.
“Misty VanHorn, a mother of two in Oklahoma, found that out the hard way over the weekend. VanHorn, 22, was arrested Saturday for alleged trafficking of minors on Facebook — offering her 10-month old and her 2 year-old for $4,000.”
A) That is not a lot of money. B) It’s Facebook, everybody is going to find out. C) WTF?
Tina Turner covers Vogue and looks fierce while doing so. This is the first time the 73-year-old has ever been on the cover. It’s about time, I’d say.